Soomi Park is a speculative designer and multimedia artist based in London, United Kingdom and Seoul, South Korea. She received her MA of Design Interactions from Royal College of Art in London and MA of Digital Media Design from International Design school for Advanced Studies(IDAS) Hong-Ik University in Seoul. Also She studied for Visual Communication Design and Multimedia & Animation Design for her BFA at Sookmyoung Women’s University. Most of her work comes from her curiosity about new types of emotional design, which are inspired by online and offline features that show the dialogue between human, the world and their connection. Her work encompasses a range of mediums, including interactive installations, narrative films and media fashions.
Her artwork has been acclaimed by international pundits for its ingenuity. Her LED Eyelash won her Honorary Mention under the section of Interactive Art at PRIX Ars Electronica 2008. The juries said, “Soomi Park’s LED Eyelash is in a category of its own-glittering, yet profound, clumsy yet extraordinarily beautiful and strange, and dealing with important issues of gender and identity with a disarming and charming sense of playfulness.”. Her works have been featured by numerous online and offline media outlets such as See Yourself Sensing, Functional Aesthetics, Gizmodo, Wired UK, Fashioning Technology and We-Make-Money-Not-Art. Her work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries in London(United Kingdom), Seoul, Incheon(Korea), Aarhus(Denmark), Linz(Austria) and Limerick(Ireland) including the first her solo show, Anxiety E(A)nd, at Platoon Kunsthalle (Seoul, South Korea) during her studio residency period. She has been taught at universities in Korea about design, art and wearable technology.